•s at ooy s
"We who love song— and yet can
make no sound;
We who are dumb when singers
fill the earth,
What ot our thoughts when thrill
ing notes resound,
What of our dreams when the
great word is found
That lifts us to heaven? Are we
of little worth?"
"Friends, today! am moved to
observe the beauty of two wonder
ful words— death and birth," said
Walter Adams, speaking at the
funeral services held for Byron
Davies. "Wonderful words, both
How much they mean.
"Does it not occur to us that
there could be no death in the
world if there were no birth? And
vet these words are but the simple
mouth tags of mortals to express
two universal happenings in *
world ot life.
"Our own Walt Whitman says
'Nothing can happen more beautl
tnl than death.'
"'No one sees beauty who has
not seen death.
I know how dear is dust, how soft
How warm the grass, how deep the
I know who pay for loveliness with
That earth is fairest fading from
And life tastes sweeter with each
different traits of fatherhood and
motherhood in their attitudes to
ward life in its -phases we call
death and birth. •*«* i
"How natural it seems for the
father, the man, to gaze upon
death and feel, if not think, that
the end of all has come. And quite
as natural we find the mother, the
woman, concerned most with that
event called >birth. This to her is
the all-absorbing event in all her
human experience. How wonder
fully that God wrought in these
twain the two sublime feelings
that bring us to unity.
"At this hour all those most dl
rectly concerned with this great.
event in tbe life of our son and
brother and companion feel their
very souls wrenched with the feci
ing of loss. This is but the imme
diate effect. With you, my friends
I trust and know that with the
passing of the days, the richness o:
this young life that for a time
blessed all with whom Byron came
in contact with loom up in the
spiritual realm awaiting its spirit
ual visualization to the sorrowing
ones, and then they shall all feel
the glorious and blessed tie that
binds their souls to the better
world just there beyond the cur-
tain of our ignorance.
"Death should come
Gently to one ot gentle mold like
As light winds wandering through
groves ot bloom,
"Today we assemble about ttir "Detach the delicate blossom from
bier of one who has passed on In; the tree,
the full beauty of perfect young Close they sweet eyes calmly, and
manhood. May I suggest that we without pain;
And we will trust in God to see
thee yet again."
Beautiful and healtfelt words ot
sympathy, and consolation were
extended the parents and relative!
of Byron Davies, who met his sud
den death in the automobile acci
dent on West Center street Sun
day noon, at the funeral services
held this afternoon in the Fourth
ward, chapel. '
The chapel was thronged with
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all might find more comfort and
solace in this hour of exquisite
passion -if-weiry- to thjnlc" that
while we are solemnising the
death of our son and companion so
far as this sphere is. concerned, we
are, indeed, celebrating the birth
into that hystericus but everlast
ing realm of spiritual progress
somewhere yonder in the highei
plane of God.
"My own mind is brought to ob
serve the distinguishing and very
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last measure of respect to a true
and faithful chun and companion
The beautiful and massive casket
was covered with many floral trlb
utes bespeaking the high esteem
in which Byron and his parents art
held In the community.
Dr. H. 8. Pyue of the Fourth
ward bishopric presided. Blshor
John Johnson offered the in voea
Exceptional < musical selections
were rendered during the services
Seymour Prows sang, "Oh, Let Me
Dream'* and "I Love a Little Cot
'tage.'\ Mirk P. L. Hickman ren
dered the soprano solo, "Resigna
tion." and Dr. «. L, Martin aid
Walter Hoblaon sang the duet
"Sometime, We'll Understand."
"It is a. very sad occasion to la;
aside such r , a promising young
man, who was snatched away from
the parents so suddenly^ that it
was impossible even for them to
assist him in any way," said
Samuel Bunnell, the firqt speaker]
an old-time friend of the Davie*
family. "The parents have th<
satisfaction that their son left this
life pure and dean. Hi , was *
ott promising young man, clean
and pure in every particular. He
I will continue to go la in the work
he has begun here In this life. Re
was prepared to go on to gain the
blessings the Lord has In store foi
his faithful children."
Prof. Fred B. Bass spoke of hi?
ttff acquaintance of the young pa thy to the bereaved family,
man and his parents and testified Six young companions and
as to the Integrity of the family schoolmates of Byron's acted at
He bore a strong testimony of the 'pallbearers.
naturalness of the hereafter
"Byron always impressed . mc
with his wonderful intellectua'
ability and his excellent traits and
characte^istics, , ■ said Professor
Buss. "He Inherited wonderfu
talents and traits both from hi?
father and his mother as w61l ar
from hi 8 grandparents."
Secretary E. S. Hinckley of the
Provo Chamber of Commerce
spoke of 'his acquaintance with,
the yovms man and of his' sterling !
worth "in the community.
'1 have often heard my- son, w'hCj
was a companion of Byron's, say;
that he was an exemplary and-
studious young man," said Mr
Hinckley. "Mr. Davies, the-fathei
of this young man, will alwayi
stand to me as a tower of strength
for his wonderful outlook on the
sad blow that came to him and his
"When 1 met him yesterday and
extended to him my sympathy, he
replied, 'There are many worse
things than death.' -
"I am glad that science has
come to the rescue of religion tc
testify that there is life beyond
that death is not the end.
."There is nothing that will fit".
the void in the household of the
Davies family so well as the spiri^
of God. The anchor of their life
will be the knowledge of the fu
tore life and the knowledge that
they will meet their son again.'
Dr. Pyne extended thanks to all
those who had extended their sym
John D. Dixon offered the invo